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Accident: 145298.015 - Employee Amputates Finger When Caught In Hydraulic Press

Accident: 145298.015 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 12/29/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1571318.01501/06/20223711112590 - Vehicle Service Group

At 10:10 a.m. on December 29, 2021, an employee (a temporary worker) was workin g in the assembly area operating a Smartlift where a plunger is placed into a gu ide barrel utilizing a hydraulic fixture. The guide barrel plunger assembly is a custom-made machine and operated by a power button and a hand lever. The machin e's purpose is to insert a plunger into a guide barrel. The employee was adjusti ng a bearing inside the barrel with his left hand and had his right hand on the power button while operating the handle with his knee. The employee unintentiona lly activated the lever with his knee and pinched his left ring finger between t he guide barrel and the plunger. The employee amputated his finger and required hospitalization.

Keywords: amputated, amputation, assembling, caught between, control lever, engineering controls, finger, hand control, hydraulic equipment, hydraulic press, lack of engineering controls, machine operator, temporary worker

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1571318.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Assemblers

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